Hello again, savvy savers! Today I am 31 years young, I am 5’6”, and weigh 198 lbs; I am down one pound since last week. I walk my dogs but beyond this am not terribly active. My lifestyle causes sedentary behaviors; I work-from-home, blog, run two internet businesses, and perform advocacy work online as well. I am an internet-based excuser! Today this changes! Spring has sprung, and so shall I! I have taken up yoga, and have started working out with a pedometer on as well! For this weeks Battle-of-the-Bulge, Buget Style post, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite ways to exercise online, for free!
You may ask, why Yoga? Well here are a few reasons I love Yoga:
- Increased flexibility.
- Increased muscle tone.
- Improved overall personal energy.
- The maintenance of a balanced metabolism.
- Weight reduction.
- Consistent cardiac health.
- Improved athletic performance.
- Protection from injury.
I often visit the site DoYogaWithMe, where I am able to find yoga classes, ranging in length, purpose, and intensity, for free, but also follow along several workout community forums where I can speak openly and candidly with others in my situation, those trying to work through our personal issues surrounding our body image and weight.
Times of the month when I chose to look up a Yoga routine:
- When its too cold or wet outside.
- When I feel stressed.
- When I feel run down or exhausted.
- When I need personal reflection.
- When I seek peace and tranquility before a long week.
- To maintain a sense of calm this holiday season.
There are so many benefits that can come from even a quick 30-minute yoga session, that I make time for 1-2 sessions, online in my spare time, each week. This is time set aside for my own betterment, and as a result, I am a better person, a more rational useful woman to my family, and a better blogger for my readers! I keep a mat in several rooms of my home, to ensure that I remain excuse-free in my Battle-of-the-Bulge, and knowing that I am just a few minutes away from relaxation and peace of mind, is just an awesome feeling!
I would encourage you all to try out this site for yourself as well!
Here’s to betterment,